Adrian Johnson is a UK based illustrator, and makes the cooooooolest graphics! I love his colors and textures so much. Every one of his pieces is soooo good. He even has a couple of really cute animations with mice burping and knights being crushed by dragons.
It seems that he hasn’t updated his site since 2005, which is a shame, I would love to see what he’s doing now!
Rappers aren’t the only one’s who release albums from the grave. Elliott Smith’s posthumous release, New Moon, is a beautiful two disc release of songs recorded between 1994 and 1997, the time when he was recording Elliott Smith and Either/Or.
New Moon is made up of rare and unreleased material, but still sound just as great as his albums do. Everything was mixed by Larry Crane, the archivist for Elliott Smith’s estate.
If you’re an Elliott Smith fan at all, this is definitely something you’d be interested in.
There are few people on this planet that understand color better than Jordan Crane. The guy makes the most beautiful prints I think I’ve ever seen, even though most of his posters deal with death and misery. Not only that but he also writes and illustrates comics and stories for kids of all ages.
A few months ago I was fortunate enough to meet him at an art show he was having at Secret Headquarters. He was a super nice guy and we talked about the image above, on the right, and how he did the screenprinting,.
And on a final note, if you’re in LA, stop by Family and check out the wallpaper that lines the walls, it was also designed by Mr. Crane.
This is a fun little Google Maps mod.
Pick a location on the planet, then find out where you’d end up if you dug a hole to the other side of the earth!
Awesome fun! I’d end up in the middle of the Indian Ocean, not so awesome. But if you dug from the northern end of Argentina, you’d end up in Hong Kong, China!